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Honoring Those Who Sacrificed: Mobile Veterans Wall Visits Paden City Elementary

May 23, 2018
Wetzel Chronicle

Paden City Elementary was honored to host the West Virginia State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America's Mobile Wall on May 9. The Wall was escorted to Paden City by the Patriot Guards from Buckannon. These motorcyclists, along with the local police chief, escorted the Wall through town, and it was then set up at Paden City Elementary with the help of PCHS senior students. The Veterans Wall is currently traveling throughout the state, and in time, will be in every county.

The mobile wall does not have a permanent home. The intention is to display it is an many communities as possible. For those who have never visited the "Wall" in Washington, D.C., or have never had the opportunity to see the "Moving Wall" that has traveled across the United States, this was a chance to see the names of some of the loss that West Virginia suffered in Vietnam, and will continue to give many a chance to pay homage to those who gave their all.

There are currently 732 names on the traveling Wall. President Dave Simmons shared that a panel was recently added for wars between 1975-2017. These West Virginia soldiers were killed in action with boots on the ground. The traveling of the Wall is funded completely through donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please mail your donation to West Virginia State Council, PO Box 49, Nemours, West Virginia, 24738-0049.

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Representatives of the West Virginia State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America stand in front of their Mobile Wall, along with some Paden City High School students, who helped set up the wall at Paden City Elementary School.



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